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The Backward Class

The first class of Dalit caste students take on the ISC high school graduation exams to find a brighter future for themselves and help their families out of the destitution they've been in for...

The Battery Man

Meet a man whose life was changed by electricity: an extraordinary person who can fry a hot dog with bare hands in an attempt to become the first human laser.

Big Wind

The unprecedented rush to develop industrial wind turbines is transforming the landscape in Canada and the world.

the city before the city

Directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, the city before the city tells the story of the Musqueam First Nation's 200-day vigil to halt a Vancouver condo development that unearthed ancestral remains....

Father Figures

Follows a Canadian filmmaker throughout Asia as she examines her 73-year-old father's romantic relationship with a 23-year-old woman from the Philippines.

First Comes Love

Single at age forty-one, filmmaker Nina Davenport decides to have a baby on her own, despite the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City.

Foncie's Photos

Using the street photography of Foncie Pulice, this documentary traces a timeline through the heart of Vancouver, showing its diverse history and cultural identity.

For Dear Life

Terminal cancer patient James Pollard, a seasoned theatre producer, rallies his family and friends to turn death on its head and stretch his final years into an unconventional project.

Fractured Land

A First Nations law student and emerging leader from BC tries to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him - blending modern tools of the law with ancient...

Gloria & Me

Diagnosed with ALS, Gloria Taylor publicly fought for the legal right to die with dignity. BC filmmaker David McIlvride chronicles her perseverance, day-to-day struggles and their growing bond....

Grass

Legendary director Ron Mann brings his impeccable research and storytelling skills to this history of recreational marijuana use in the late 20th century.

Homemade

A diverse range of BC artists, athletes and celebrities share what home means to them.

Iris

Albert Maysles' last film is a portrait of the life and work of Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed style maven who had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for...

Jingle Bell Rocks!

A pop culture pilgrimage into the odd and irreverent universe of alternative and underground Christmas music, featuring an eclectic cast of collectors, critics, musicians and songs.

Just Eat It

Follows a Vancouver couple as they decide to eat only rescued food for six months. What they find is shocking: truckloads of perfectly edible food destined for the landfill.

Kismet

Turkish soap operas are enormously popular, conquering the hearts of millions of viewers in the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Asia.

Konnected.TV

From a group of Chilean rappers who fuse their Mapuche music with modern beats to a Mi’kmaq healer using traditional methods to battle social ills, Indigenous champions are leading a cultural...

Lowdown Tracks

Filmmaker Shelley Saywell and singer/activist Lorraine Segato share the stories behind the songs sung by those living on the streets of Toronto.

Much Too Young

Chris Wynn's takes an unflinching look inside the private and relentless struggle of families trying to cope and care with a parent with early onset Alzheimer's at a shockingly young age.

Mugshot

Explores how mugshots went from simple crime photos to a widely sought-after art form.

Oil Sands Karaoke

Five oil patch workers compete in a karaoke contest in one of the most controversial places on the planet - northern Alberta's oil sands.

One Big Hapa Family

BC filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find out why everyone in his Japanese - Canadian family married interracially after his grandparents' generation.

Our First Voices

Celebrates thirteen BC First Nations languages and a drive to preserve them for future generations. Directed by Lisa Jackson, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Helen Haig-Brown, Kelvin Redvers. Produced by...

Secret Disco Revolution

Shake your booty back to the 70s with this glittering look at the much-maligned disco era, featuring interviews with Gloria Gaynor, the Village People, Kool and the Gang and other stars.

The Shore Break

Cousins from a tight community plan to develop their homeland on South Africa's Wild Coast. Nonhle wants to preserve their traditional lifestyle with ecotourism while Madiba plans to mine titanium...

Shut Up And Say Something

A powerful and intimate look at acclaimed international spoken word artist Shane Koyczan's emotional journey to reconnect with the father he never knew as he prepares for his most important poem...

A Sorry State

Filmmaker Mitch Miyagawa has the most apologized-to family in Canada. But what do apologies mean to his parents, his children and his country? Can saying sorry fix past atrocities and heal victims...

Take Me Home

What does home mean to you? For each person, it's different and so personal. Knowledge Network profiles 36 British Columbians on what home means to them.